Collins, King Announce More than $1.7 Million in Grant Funding For Airports Across Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $1,739,294 in grant funding to five airports across Maine. The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the DOT.

“Maine’s airports are important pieces of our state’s transportation system that help strengthen the tourism industry, and support jobs across our state,” Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. “This funding will help improve operations at these airports and support local economies across Maine.”

The funding will be awarded as follows:

  • Bangor International Airport in Bangor will receive $900,000 to fund terminal building floor, ceiling, electrical, and ventilation and air conditioning system modifications to meet current standards.
  • Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport in Auburn will receive $298,675 to fund reconstruction of 3,900 square yards of the existing terminal apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life and fund a 2,200 square yard terminal apron expansion to accommodate the increased use of the aviation facilities.
  • Sugarloaf Regional Airport will receive $298,675 in Carrabbassett to fund the construction of a single pump self-serve fuel facility, which will generate revenue for the airport.
  • Machias Valley Airport in Machias will receive $150,000 to fund the replacement of the airport’s existing rotating beacon and wind cone that have reached the end of their use.
  • Newton Field in Jackman will receive $91,944 to fund an aeronautical survey to evaluate the installation of an area navigation approach.